Monthly Archives: October 2011

Forthcoming Books

I thought I would provide a short update on the books I have in the pipeline as of now. I’m in the process of finishing up the final editing of Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm FinePix X100. The FinePix X100 camera has made quite an impression on photographers around the world with its unusual but very attractive “retro” styling.  It looks more like an old-fashioned rangefinder film camera than a modern digital compact, but it still includes most of the features of other advanced compacts, including full manual exposure and manual focus along with autoexposure and autofocus, and a wonderful “hybrid” viewfinder that gives you the choice of viewing the scene through an optical window or on a very clear and informative electronic display screen. The electronic  display can be viewed either through the viewfinder window or on the LCD on the camera’s back.

I hope to have the book available in PDF format sometime in early November. Then, as with other books, the paperback version will follow within a couple of weeks after that.

After the X100 book is done, I expect to get to work on Photographer’s Guide to the Canon PowerShot S100, which will be a follow-up to the current book about the PowerShot S95. The S100 camera is an update of the S95, adding features such as GPS tagging and some other enhancements. I just got my S100 and haven’t had a chance to start taking pictures with it.  I’m hoping to have that book done by the end of the year, though I can’t guarantee that schedule.

Canon PowerShot S95 Book is In Stock at Amazon for Quick Shipping

Anyone who has followed developments for sales of my camera guide books over the past several months knows that, for some reason, started showing some of the titles as being available for shipping “within 2-3 weeks” rather than for immediate shipping. For all but one of the books, this issue has resolved itself, and the books can be ordered for quick shipping, including one- or two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members.  One title, Photographer’s Guide to the Canon PowerShot S95, still has the 2-3 week availability listing. To deal with that issue, I have just shipped some more books to Amazon to be sold through my own seller account, under the seller name alexstrawhite. Those books show up when you click on the listing for “New” copies from other sellers. They are shipped through the “Fulfilled by Amazon” program, meaning they are already sitting in Amazon’s warehouse, and can be shipped out very quickly.

So, if you need one of these books more quickly than within 2-3 weeks, you can order from the above link and the book will ship promptly.  You can also order from, which is a very reliable seller that has the book in stock and ships quickly. And, Barnes & Noble also has the book available for quick shipping.

Nikon Coolpix P500 Book is Now Available for Kindle

Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P500: Getting the Most from Nikon’s Superzoom Digital Camera, is now available for immediate download in a Kindle edition for $9.99 at  If you would like to purchase this book, or just look at the information page at, please go to and search for “P500” in the category “Kindle books,” or just use the button below:

If you would like to purchase the paperback edition, that is also available at Amazon; please see the book’s information page on this site.